Training in mental health skills and approaches can be of huge value to school staff.

We can provide tailored training and development workshops to all staff working in a school including senior leaders, teaching and support staff which will:

  • Help school staff recognise common problems such as self harm, anxiety, low mood.
  • Help school staff to feel more confident in dealing with mental health matters and when to refer on to specialist services.
  • Support learning about useful techniques such as mentalization based approaches or multi-family groups to pupil difficulties.
  • Support teachers to engage parents and carers in concerns about their children at school.
  • Help school leaders and governors to prioritise and plan training for senior staff around mental health.
  • Enable access to externally evaluated, evidence informed training.
  • Help school leaders develop whole school approaches to support pupil and staff mental health and wellbeing.
  • Advise on the use of free online materials offered by the Mentally Healthy Schools site.

We regularly hold trainings at the Centre or if you are interested in commissioning a training for your school, please click here.


Senior Mental Health Lead training: New dates live

Sign up with the Anna Freud Centre, the UK’s leading mentally healthy schools charity.

DfE grant funding is available to cover the cost of our Senior Mental Health Lead training.

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